We packed a lot more into the second week than the first! Early this week we finished painting the school.  We then spent the next morning helping the local women make their fishing nets. Although it took us a while to get the hang of, by the end of the three hours we were actually… Read More


We arrived in Sihanoukville in the afternoon on the Sunday. We spent the day relaxing after spending the previous night out in Phomn Penh. The next day we began volunteering at the local schools, as usual we split into two groups, my group went to a school named Computer Development Centre (CDC). Here we began… Read More


  On Sunday evening we returned back to the Elephant Valley project. That evening the power went out so we all drank wine by candlelight. On Monday we all began volunteering again. The week we had planned was a lot more relaxed than the previous week. Tuesday was spent doing a jungle trek in the… Read More


The next two weeks would be spent in a remote jungle in Mondulkiri volunteering at the Elephant Valley Project. Our day was divided into two parts; elephant observation, where we learnt all about the different elephants, and secondly volunteering. The jungle took us a while to get used to, in the first few days it… Read More


This week was our last week in Siem Reap, a place which had become our home for the past 6 weeks. Dave, Aidan and Elijah had requested Monday off to watch the Superbowl, so we all got the day off. No one except the Americans actually got up at 5.30 to watch the game, so… Read More


Last weekend a few of us went to Battanbang for a night. I was supposed to go but I ended up not feeling well that morning. Those who went said that they really enjoyed the Bamboo train and watching the sunset from the caves. The rest of us who did not go to Battanbang stayed… Read More


On the Sunday, after Rose’s birthday, we went to the local hostel – Funky Flashpackers – to make use of their swimming pool which has a volleyball net. Later on we went to get our first western meal at a wood-fire pizza restaurant… as you can imagine every plate was practically licked clean – pizza… Read More


Hello! My name is Sophie, I’m from the UK and I am currently setting out on my travels to Cambodia! I am 18 so decided to take a gap year before university. I have just spent the past 3 months travelling New Zealand so I’m ready and excited to go and explore a different country.… Read More